St. Paul’s Childhood Center (SPCC) is a nonprofit child development center, and a program of St. Paul's United Church of Christ (http://www.spucconsummit.org/cms/), founded September 4, 1970. SPCC serves children six weeks to twelve years old (Summer School Age Program), in the beautiful and historic Summit-Grand Avenue neighborhood. SPCC voluntarily participates in the Parent Aware quality rating system and is a four star (out of four) center as well as a NECPA (National Early Childhood Program Accreditation) accredited center. Our playground is one of five in Minnesota to be certified as a Nature Explore Classroom. The mission of SPCC is to provide the community with a family-centered environment for early learning that fosters physical, cognitive, social/emotional development, as well as promote a positive sense of individuality through a community-inclusive, child-interactive, arts-infused emergent curriculum.
We are licensed by the state of MN, and are proud to offer a space for early learning with low ratios, and a highly qualified staff. SPCC is located at Summit Ave and Milton St. in the east wing of St. Paul’s UCC, across from William Mitchell College, and in the heart of the Grand Avenue business district. SPCC has been providing the community an exceptional resource for early childhood education for forty-four years.
Our facility includes spacious classrooms full of natural light, a superb large muscle room, an art studio, a playground with a whimsical playhouse, and a nurturing staff dedicated to the field of early childhood education.
Make sure your child’s cubby is stocked with weather appropriate clothing. Autumn weather is here! Please make sure your child has a light jacket in their cubbie. If you need help providing cold weather clothing and/or outdoors wear, please let us know.